Messing About on The River
June 1, 2020

If you want to get out and about and enjoy our beautiful Great River Ouse in St Ives and the surrounding area then there are a few local river faring companies that will help you to get and explore.


Based on the Quay of the Old Riverport from April to October, chauffeured boats run hourly from 11 am to 5 pm every day (weather permitting).

Your journey will take you along the river, past lush meadows to the village of Hemingford. Spot a wealth of wildlife along the way, with detailed commentary as you go, what better way to spend an hour peacefully gliding along.
You can even charter your own boat for a bit of adventure.

In the Spring the company run bird-watching cruises and in August join them for bat, owl and astronomy evenings.


Based in Huntingdon Boat Haven in Godmanchester, this is self-drive only, hiring boats hourly, half-day and full day. Boats are available to seat from 2 to 10 people.

The owner obviously has a love for ‘Only Fools and Horses’. Pick your boat and you could be spending the afternoon with Marlene or Del-Boy!

Please contact them for prices


Based in Huntingdon at The Riverside Park, Hartford, this is a self-drive yard as well offering hourly, half-day and full day boats as well as rowing boats and canoes.

They have boats to seat from 4 up to 12 people plus two overnighter boats if you fancy a bit of an adventure.

Please contact them for prices.